ASN Morning Read: Three More for Johannsson
The United States national team striker finds the net over and over again for his club team; the American boss has more than 10 million incentives to win the World Cup; Paul Arriola gets some love.
AirJo equals hat trick. Aron Johannsson, who scored three against Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch Cup, has nine goals in 12 matches across all competitions. He makes it look so effortless.
September 26, 2013
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The United States won't win the 2014 World Cup but Jurgen Klinsmann stands to make a $10.5 million bonus if they do. As it stands, he'll already get $500,000 simply for getting the squad to Brazil (check), a figure that is on top of his already large $2.5 million salary. Damn, it feels good to be a German.
A Guardian investigation claimed that workers in Qatar ""face exploitation and abuses that amount to modern-day slavery," but the royal family and the organizers of the 2022 World Cup are shocked. Of course they are. James Montague is your man on Twitter to follow to stay up on the latest.
The best youngsters in Mexico? Yeah, we'll read that list. Here's what Tom Marshall has to say about 18 year old Paul Arriola: "Right-winger Arriola has chins wagging on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Although he has mainly been used as a substitute so far, the Southern California native has exceptional pace, is direct in his play and has a work ethic to track back and tackle to match. It is early days for the US youth international, but all the potential is there for Arriola to kick on."
Tahiti defeats Argentina to reach the semifinal of the Beach Soccer World Cup. That has nothing to do with American soccer, except that the tiny island country managed to do significantly better than the U.S. team, but it's still a lot of fun.